REVIEW: Coca-Cola Limited Edition Byte

Limited Edition Coca Cola Byte Can

Limited Edition Coca-Cola Creations Zero Sugar Byte, which I will refer to as Coca-Cola Byte for the rest of this review because my fingers threaten to go on strike if forced to type the full name over and over again, can only be purchased online from Coca-Cola’s online store for $14.77 plus shipping. For that amount, you get two cans of the cola, a pixel-shaped box, a sticker, access to an AR game, and maybe the regret of spending $14.77 plus shipping on a soda that kind of bites.

Limited Edition Coca Cola Byte Box

Coca-Cola describes Byte as “pixel-flavored,” but with many sips, I wondered if this is what raspberry-flavored cardboard tastes like. It’s a flavor that makes my face scrunch up slightly. Granted, it’s the initial sip that does that, and if I take more right after, they have a mediocre berry-ish flavor that doesn’t cause my face to appear as if it’s collapsing upon itself.

But if I give my taste buds a chance to reset themselves and take another sip, that weird berry taste comes back. Of course, I could solve the issue by chugging all 12 ounces, but for the amount I paid for just two cans, I’d like to be able to enjoy them for longer than a few seconds.

Limited Edition Coca Cola Byte Glass

I expected Coca-Cola Byte to be at least decent because of how it smells and how much I liked the first Coca-Cola Creations variety, Starlight. Not even being a Zero Sugar version deterred me from thinking otherwise because, with Starlight, I ended up liking the Zero Sugar version more than the full sugar one.

Also, according to the comments for my review of it, I might be the only person on the planet who likes the regular Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, so I’m familiar with and okay with the artificial sweeteners. But I feel that it’s the aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and Sucralose that make things taste weird because Coca-Cola has proven it can make a decent raspberry-flavored cola sweetened with sugar.

Coca-Cola Byte is as imperfect as a pixelated photo, and its flavor is odd enough that I’m not sure if I’ll even open the second can. Maybe I’ll sell it on eBay to get some of my $14.77 plus shipping back. Heck, I’ll also throw in the sticker, box, and my regret.

Purchased Price: $14.77 plus shipping
Size: 12 oz cans
Purchased at: Coca-Cola’s online store
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 can) 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 34 milligrams of caffeine.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Coca-Cola Limited Edition Byte”

  1. I don’t know what’s wrong with the rest of your commenters, but Coke Zero Sugar is good. It tastes the more like the original that the “Diet” versions out there do.

  2. I like Coke Zero better than regular coke. I also preferred the original Coke zero formula to the newer one.

    1. “I like Coke Zero better than regular coke.” I used to like you, but then you just had to say something like that, LOL.

      1. Hehe. And I actually mean to say better than regular “diet” coke. Either way…I do prefer one of the aforementioned over regular coke! Tehehe. Wanna hear something else that might also turn you off of me? If I am drinking a regular cola, I like Pepsi better. Lol. I still like you, though!

  3. Thanks for byting the bullet on this one. I can’t believe Coca-Cola didn’t send you some for free, but they probably know it sucks and didn’t want to encourage reviews.

  4. Coke Zero Sugar (and its excellent Cherry version) is great for folks like me who cannot tolerate sugar sodas for health reasons. It’s sooooo much better than Diet Coke precisely because it actually approximates the taste of Coke Classic. At any rate, I’m thankful for the review. One of my daughters is very curious about Byte, but neither of us likes raspberry. Gives me a good reason aside from the ridiculous cost to not order any.

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